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Maren Vitousek

Maren Vitousek, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

My lab studies how stress and social interactions alter the biological state of organisms and their gut microbes. Much of our work uses free-living passerine birds as systems to test the gut microbial impacts of stress and social connectedness. Student projects will involve field work and characterization of bird gut microbiomes using amplicon sequencing and computational skills.

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential MFF (REU) Host, Potential Undergraduate Mentor

Research Areas: Animal Hosts, Bacteria, Disease Ecology and Evolution, Microbiota and Microbiomes